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tears of God....to save the world

 

Greetings!..

 

For many centuries, people have been predicting the year, month and sometimes the day when:

 

*       A violent and sudden end would terminate all life on earth,

*      The appearance of the Antichrist,

*       A massive battle of Armageddon which will result in a loss of billions of lives,

*      The arrival of visitors from outer space that will change our world in major ways,

*      Massive catastrophes caused by natural forces such as earthquakes which will destroy much of human civilization,

*      World-wide floods or World War III that will bring a doomsday on earth,

*      A technological catastrophe caused by lack of preparedness for computer program failures, etc...

 

The prophesiers have almost always predicted that these events would happen in their own immediate future. In spite of the obvious sincerity of the persons making the prophecies, none ever actually came true...

 

Present day predictions:

A lot of people predicted that major events of cosmic proportion would happen at the end of 2003. But no massive disaster actually took place. There were earthquakes, civil and political wars, terrorist attacks - but nothing of a cosmic nature. Still more events are predicted for precise dates in the year 2004 and beyond. We are quite certain that they will not happen either...

 

There are many prophecies made by religious leaders also. God pouring wrath over most of humanity causing horrendous suffering and the end of history. However, the beliefs about the message do not hold water. Everyone who predicts the end of the world have one thing in common. They are all wrong...

 

Natural ways that the world may end:

There are a lot of possibilities. If we had a full-out nuclear world war, some speculate that the radiation levels would be so high that only cockroaches would survive. Others talk in a general way about increasing levels of pollution ending human life. But there are two inevitable, naturally occurring, but rare events that have the potential to cause the end of all life on earth:

 

In the recent past astronomers detected an asteroid the size of a football field. It passed close to the earth - about one third of the way between the earth and the moon.

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The shocking thing is that they only detected the asteroid after it had made its closest approach to the earth and was starting to get further away! If it had hit the earth, it would have had the power equal to a hydrogen bomb. If it landed in a populated area, it would have wiped out an entire city.

Sometime in the future, another large asteroid will head on a collision trajectory towards earth. The rock may come next month, or may be delayed for tens of millions of years. The only possible prediction which might come true according to a thorough study by scientists is that the sun will not last forever. In about 5 billion years, it will expand into a red giant, and engulf the Earth. I am personally not too worried about this...

According to Matthew 24:35-36, Jesus said that no one knows the exact date and time of the end of the world: "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only."

Let us all believe and pray for a "...world without end" - Isaiah:45.17
 
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